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This sweet, purple and black fruit are blackberries. They are member of the rose family. Although they are considered a noxious weed in Australia because of its thorny bushes, you can never get over with its sweet, delicious tart flavour. Blackberries are used in making pies, tarts and jams.

There are two varieties in Australia, the Chester and Thornfree. Thornless blackberries grow nearly 2m are usually sold as bare rooted plants while Chester is the name used for thornless blackberry.

So why does blackberries are good to eat? Blackberries are a good source of fibre, vitamin C, antioxidant properties and folate.

The best buying tip for buying blackberries are deep coloured berries. The deep coloured berries have the best flavour.

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